Feature walls, or accent walls, are an ideal way to make a statement with your home decor. Some feature walls are simply painted in a different colour to the rest of a room, but using feature wall wallpaper allows you to bring even more of your personality to a space to make an even bigger impact.
From geometric wallpaper to tropical wallpaper, there are so many different feature wall ideas out there, but we’re here to guide you through how to find the right feature wall wallpaper for your home.
Where Do Feature Walls Work Best?
A feature wall won’t be the right choice for every room in your house; it’s important to think about factors including the size of the room, how much natural light it gets, and how often your tastes tend to change.
Feature walls work particularly well in the following spaces:
To frame a fireplace(exposure to heat may damage feature wall wallpaper over time, so a digital or decorative fireplace may be best for a feature wall)
Behind a headboard in a master bedroom
To create a background for a TV wall, making the feature wall a real focal point in your home
Directly in front of a door, so it’s the first thing you see when you open your front door or the door to your living room
A child’s bedroom or playroom – if you’re unsure about committing to a theme because your child’s interests might change, feature wall wallpaper for just one wall can be a good option, as it can always be covered with posters in the future
It’s also important to think about the size of a room before creating a feature wall. If you want to bring a feature wall to a smaller space, go for something light and bright with a subtle pattern such as thin stripes or ditsy florals.
Avoid walls with slopes or curves when deciding where to put a feature wall, as this can create a smoother, less jarring finish. And bear in mind that your feature wall wallpaper is likely to be in place for much longer than your soft furnishings, so try not to let these dictate your choice.
How To Decorate Around A Feature Wall
Decorating around feature wall wallpaper requires care and precision to ensure you don’t spoil the design. If you’re painting around feature wallpaper, try to cover the feature wall with a protective sheet, or at least cover the edges of the wallpaper with masking tape to keep the look as neat as possible.
Here are a few other ideas for decorating around a feature wall:
Pick out one colour from your feature wall wallpaper and use this for your soft furnishings, vases, ornaments, and wall prints
Paint a fireplace white or cream to make it stand out against a darker feature wall
Stop a darker-coloured feature wall from making a room feel too dark by teaming it with white or light wood furniture
Frame a holiday snap against tropical wallpaper to recreate the memory permanently in your home
Let feature wall wallpaper influence the theme of a child’s bedroom or nursery by sticking with the animal or Disney theme for bedding, toys, and even books
If you have any questions about decorating a feature wall in your home, please don’t hesitate to contact us.